Twitch’s Massive Leak

Twitch has been breached this week by a hacker seeking to “foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space.” The hacker also includes #DoBetterTwitch in much of their posts, showing their support for the anti-hate speech movement. The leak includes “part one” in the title suggesting more information to come. 

According to The Verge the leak included:

  • 3 years’ worth of details regarding creator payouts on Twitch.
  • The entirety of twitch.tv, “with commit history going back to its early beginnings.”
  • Source code for the mobile, desktop, and video game console Twitch clients.
  • Code related to proprietary SDKs and internal AWS services used by Twitch.
  • An unreleased Steam competitor from Amazon Game Studios.
  • Data on other Twitch properties like IGDB and CurseForge.
  • Twitch’s internal security tools.

The leak does not include user passwords, but the company suggests you change your password and include two-factor authentication to be safe. Some of the most salacious details include streamer pay. A Canadian streamer brought in $705,000 and a D&D group made $311,000 last month alone, according to The Wall Street Journal. This pay does not include third-party tips or sponsorship. 

Twitch has confirmed the hack on Twitter. 

We will follow up on any additional leaks. We will also discuss this breach on the next Geek Freaks News. 

Sources: The Verge, The Washington Journal

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